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NORTHBOUND ROUTE 28 CLOSED THURSDAY NIGHT, OCTOBER 23, AT CHESTNUT STREET EXIT
The closure of northbound Route 28 in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur Thursday night, Oct. 23 weather permitting.

Northbound (outbound) Route 28 will be closed between the Chestnut Street exit and the 31st Street Bridge from 8 p.m. Thursday night through 5 a.m. Friday morning, as crews begin to reset temporary barrier.  Southbound traffic will be unaffected.

Northbound traffic will be detoured.  Signs will guide motorists along the detour routes.

Posted detours

From northbound Route 28
• From northbound Route 28 take the Chestnut Street Exit
• Turn right onto the 16th Street Bridge
• Turn left onto Liberty Avenue
• Turn left onto 31st Street
• Cross over the bridge and take the ramp to northbound Route 28
• End detour

From northbound I-279
• Follow I-279 northbound to Hazlett Street (Exit 3)
• Turn right onto East Street and follow to East Ohio Street
• Turn left onto East Ohio Street
• Turn right onto Chestnut Street and cross over the 16th Street Bridge
• Turn left onto Liberty Avenue
• Turn left onto 31st Street Bridge
• Cross over the bridge and take the ramp to northbound Route 28
• End detour

NORTHBOUND ROUTE 28 OVERNIGHT CLOSURES FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT, OCTOBER 24 & 25, AT CHESTNUT STREET EXIT
SOUTHBOUND ROUTE 28 RAMP TO THE 40TH STREET BRIDGE TO CLOSE AROUND-THE-CLOCK
Nightly closures of northbound Route 28 in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur this weekend, Friday, Oct. 24 and Saturday, Oct. 25 weather permitting.

Northbound (outbound) Route 28 will be closed between the Chestnut Street exit and the 31st Street Bridge Friday and Saturday night from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. Crews will conduct permanent barrier installation.

Northbound traffic will be detoured.  Signs will guide motorists along the detour routes.

Posted detours

From northbound Route 28, northbound I-279
• From northbound Route 28 take the Chestnut Street Exit
• Turn right onto the 16th Street Bridge
• Turn left onto Liberty Avenue
• Turn left onto 31st Street
• Cross over the bridge and take the ramp to northbound Route 28
• End detour

From northbound I-579
• Continue on I-579 northbound and merge with I-279 northbound
• Take exit to Hazlett Street (Exit 3)
• Turn right onto East Street and follow to East Ohio Street
• Turn left onto East Ohio Street
• Turn right onto Chestnut Street and cross over the 16th Street Bridge
• Turn left onto Liberty Avenue
• Turn left onto 31st Street Bridge
• Cross over the bridge and take the ramp to northbound Route 28
• End detour

The left hand lane of southbound Route 28 will close to traffic during the same time frame.  The southbound right hand lane and all southbound ramps will remain open.

Additionally, the southbound Route 28 ramp to the 40th Street Bridge will close to traffic from 8 p.m. Friday night around-the-clock to 5 a.m. Monday morning as crews perform paving operations.   Traffic will be detoured.

Posted detour

• Exit at the Millvale (Exit 3B) Interchange
• At intersection with Evergreen Avenue and East Ohio Street, continue straight onto East Ohio Street
• Follow East Ohio Street to the 40th Street Bridge
• End Detour

BIRMINGHAM BRIDGE PRESERVATION PROJECT LONG-TERM NORTHBOUND LANE CLOSURE MONDAY, OCTOBER 13 – EARLY MARCH 2015 IN PITTSBURGH
A long-term lane closure on the Birmingham Bridge (Route 2085) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin Monday, Oct. 13, weather permitting.

Starting Monday, Oct. 13, Single-lane traffic will occur Mondays-Saturdays on the northbound (inbound) side of the Birmingham Bridge from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The northbound bike lane will also be closed. Bicycle traffic will be accommodated.

This daily traffic restriction will occur through early March 2015.

HIGHLAND PARK BRIDGE INSPECTION MONDAY-FRIDAYS, OCTOBER 6 - 24
Work to inspect the Highland Park Bridge (Route 1005) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin on Monday, Oct. 6, weather permitting.

Single-lane closures will occur on the bridge and connecting ramps as needed weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Friday, Oct. 24.

FINAL PHASE OF ROUTE 28 EAST OHIO STREET IMPROVEMENT PROJECT RUNS DECEMBER 17 – NOVEMBER 2014 IN PITTSBURGH
Weather permitting, northbound traffic on Route 28 will be reduced to single, 11-foot wide lane from the Chestnut Street overpass to approximately 1,500 feet south of the 31st Bridge. The northbound single lane closure will occur around-the-clock through November of 2014.

Additionally, the ramp from East Ohio Street to northbound Route 28 will be closed long term through late summer.  Motorists will be detoured.  Signs will be posted.

Posted Detour

  • From East Ohio Street, turn right onto the 16th Street Bridge
  • Follow the 16th Street Bridge to Liberty Avenue
  • Turn left onto Liberty Avenue
  • Turn left onto 31st Street
  • Follow the 31st Bridge to Route 28
  • End detour

Slow moving work will occur on southbound Route 28 during daylight hours Tuesday through Thursday as crews prepare the long term traffic configuration. Southbound lanes will be shifted adjacent to the single northbound lane. Two southbound lanes will be maintained during peak travel times through the remainder of the project.

Motorists are advised to use caution and allow extra time when traveling on Route 28. PennDOT also reminds motorists they can call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions or log onto 511pa.com (includes traffic cameras on Route 28) before traveling. 

LONG-TERM RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE AT 40TH STREET BRIDGE FROM AUGUST 2011 – FALL 2014
Long-term restrictions are in effect between the 40th Street Bridge and Chestnut Street that include maintaining two open inbound (southbound) lanes (shifted toward river/railroad tracks) during peak periods and one 11-foot wide northbound (outbound) lane around-the-clock through fall 2014.

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